Three Days of the Condor (1975) is a classic of watergate-era cold war spy paranoia focusing on a C.I.A researcher getting caught up in a wide ranging conspiracy involving shady Alsation assasins, middle eastern oil and plenty of dodgy trench coats.
The 70’s is seen as a bit of no-mans land for Fashion (especially male) and there was plenty of rubbish suits and terrible textures there was also tight classic looks like the one’s above, you can’t beat a hefty chambray shirt with a pea coat (the film also features early technical gear, hiking boots and heavy tweeds which are all pretty hip right now) The shirt in the movie is actually levi’s classic sawtooth cowboy shirt, but they don’t currently make on in that chambray tone so this modern take by Japanese Americana specialists Monitaly does nicely (with pointy 70’s style collar) and for the Jacket, a french made take on the P-Coat by Le Minor.
Le Minor P-coat
Monitaly triple needle shirt
7:10 am • 11 May 2012 • 7 notes
Cult 1983 film ‘Local Hero’ was made by Scottish writer-director Bill Forsyth and it is a quality if strange mix of surrealism, gentle humor and drama. Clothes wise it might not be that notable, the early to mid 80’s was pretty dreadful time for everyday garb, but I enjoy the typical Scotts coastal gear of chunky sweaters, brogues and tweedy coats which is probably not far from what they wear today or wore 50 years ago.
Howlin’ by Morrison Kolari crew neck sweater
Brora Scottish cashmere socks (derby gray)
B Store Mario 2 shoe
Hickey Freeman and Opening Ceremony suit pants
4:44 pm • 6 December 2011 • 4 notes
Change of format, I’m going to be putting inspiration photos alongside the outfits to make it a bit easier for reblogging and finding, as well as adding a bit of commentary on the film.
'Le Cercle Rouge' is Jean-Pierre Melville's existential crime masterpiece from 1971 and the film is full of great clothes, lots of slim European style suits in dark navys and grays with trenchcoats (influenced by Melville's love of film noir) but the clothes I picked were the matching outfits worn by the two protagonists as they carry out the heist: Dark cords, a navy sweater, light military jacket and spring court sneakers. I love seeing in films like this the way that dominant mid-century American styles were filtered through a very French sensibility (much like the influences of the film itself)
A.P.C army style jacket
AMI heavyweight cords
Inis Meain navy crewneck sweater
Spring Court B2 corduroy leather sneaker
Sanqvist Osborn duffle
11:53 am • 6 December 2011 • 9 notes
Amacord (1974) by Fredrico Fellini
9:08 pm • 27 June 2011 • 4 notes
An American in Paris (1951) by Vincente Minnelli
5:02 am • 26 June 2011 • 20 notes
John and Mary (1969) by Peter Yates
10:24 am • 23 May 2011 • 3 notes